Appropriate Behaviour

Synopsis



For Shirin (Desiree Akhavan), being part of a perfect family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother’s betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.

From writer/director/actress Desiree Akhavan (the unfathomable love-child of Woody Allen, Lena Dunham and Tina Fey) comes an ironic, Iranian, hipster date movie; APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR is an achingly cool, post-feminist comedy about what happens when a girl comes out and discovers that extraordinary is the new ordinary.

More Details



DVD Release date: 29/06/2015
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Cert: 15
Language: English
Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Scott Adsit, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer

Reviews


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“Desiree Akhavan is a one-woman new wave.”
– Little White Lies
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“Full of good jokes about dildos and the cost of loft space in Brooklyn.”
– The Independent Radar
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“The script, a Woody Allenish cut-up of veiled autobiography, is very winning”
– FT Weekend
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“Funny, risky and in exhilaratingly bad taste.”
– The Guardian
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“Far from another trendy comedy, Appropriate Behaviour is sharp, charming and crammed full of life, warts and all.”
– NME Magazine
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“A star is born.”
– The Times
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“The sensitively shot but enjoyable filthy film…”
– Radio Times
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“Confident and witty debut.”
– The Lis
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“Audacious and Funny and Unique.”
– Lena Dunham
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“A witty, offbeat indie in the tradition of Frances Ha.”
– Anna Smith, Elle UK
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“Akhavan is very much her own artist – with a polyglot urban voice that comes off like an unholy cross between Fran Lebowitz, Junot Diaz, Tina Fey and Hanif Kureishi.”
-Rolling Stone

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